Roasted Green Beans with Bacon


November 15, 2022

Appetizers Holiday Recipes Sides

These roasted green beans with bacon are a great one pan side dish you can make in for the holidays or for a side to go with your next weeknight meal! They’re perfectly charred and blistered and carry tons of flavor from the rendered, crispy bacon and caramelized onions.

This side dish is so simple, yet so delicious! I hope you enjoy it!

Watch the Roasted Green Beans with Bacon Recipe Video Below!

roasted green beans with bacon in a bowl

Ingredients for Roasted Green Beans

Here’s everything you’ll need to make the BEST roasted green beans!

  • Green Beans
  • Bacon
  • 1/2 of a large onion
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
raw green beans, onion, bacon, and seasonings


I used a pretty basic seasoning (kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder), but if you want to adjust the seasonings you definitely can! Add some red pepper flakes to kick up the heat or some onion powder to really reinforce that onion flavor throughout the dish.

I recommend using a high quality extra virgin olive oil for this recipe. Aside from the seasonings, your oil is the key ingredient that will turn your green beans into a showstopper of a side, so you want to use a good quality oil.

Cooking Roasted Green Beans with Bacon: Recipe Instructions

Prepare the ingredients

The first step in this recipe is to wash and trim your green beans of the stems if necessary. Next, dice your onion and the bacon and set them aside.

diced onion and bacon with raw green beans

Mix and place on a baking tray

Once the ingredients are prepped, add the green beans to the baking tray followed by the bacon and onions. Season everything with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Mix together thoroughly and spread them out evenly across the baking sheet so the bacon is evenly distributed.

I love this dish because the bacon fat will render and create so much flavor throughout the onions and green beans!

green beans on a tray

Roast the green beans

Roast the green beans at 425F for about 20-25 minutes or the bacon fat has render and is crispy and the green beans are nicely blistered. That’s it!

close up of roasted green beans

Garnish and serve

Once the green beans are roasted, plate them up and top with your bacon and onions and serve immediately. These are so delicious and go with just about anything, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

close up of roasted green beans with bacon

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Depending on your oven and the size of your green beans, cooking times may vary. If possible use similar size green beans to ensure even cooking throughout and check the green beans occasionally until they are crispy to your liking!

The key tip here is making sure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the pan. You want to make sure there are little bits of bacon and onion evenly dispersed throughout so when the bacon fat renders, it will evenly coat the onions and green beans to roasted perfection!

close up of roasted green beans with bacon

Roasted Green Beans with Bacon

This is a quick and easy roasted green beans with bacon and onion recipe that is a one pan wonder! It's super easy to whip up in just a few minutes for a delicious side dish to pair with anything.
4.97 from 349 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 lbs green beans washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 lb bacon about 6 strips, diced into 1/4" pieces
  • 1/2 large onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Dice bacon into 1/4" pieces and finely dice onion. Set aside with the washed and trimmed green beans.
  • In a baking tray, add the green beans, bacon, and onions combined with olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Mix and spread evenly on the tray.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the green beans are golden brown and blistered.
Keyword bacon, garlic, green beans, onion
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Recipe Rating

    1. 5 stars
      I haven’t made these yet but intend to. I’m sure they taste amazing so I’m gonna rate them 5 stars anyway <3

    1. 5 stars
      Easy to follow and with just a few ingredients. Makes cooking less intimidating. Can’t wait to try. Thank you for the recipe ! !

  1. 5 stars
    Every year at Thanksgiving my dad ALWAYS gets green beans in a can. NEVER fresh. This seems like a much better alternative.

  2. 4 stars
    Green beans is one of my all time fav. veggie and to make it crunchy and mot be undercooked is a challenge. Will definitely try your recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    We love a good green bean recipe! It’s so convenient that you can just get it prepped and put it in the oven so you can worry about other things you’re cooking

  4. 4 stars
    I can’t wait to try this recipe! This will be a great change up from the usual green bean casserole I traditionally make over the holidays.

  5. 5 stars
    Hi CJ – me and my boys (12 & 13) are big fans of yours! We love how accessible and easily digestible (pun intended) your recipes and videos are.

    Not just saying this for the giveaway! 🙂

  6. i love deep fried crispy green beans, i def will love this one too! esp with bacon 🥓. i mean who doesn’t love bacon right? 😍

  7. 5 stars
    Your recipes are always easy and super delicious. I made this ROASTED GREEN BEANS WITH BACON last night quickly and really enjoyed it. Thanks CJ

  8. 5 stars
    Can’t believe I never thought of adding crispy bacon to my green beans. You’re a genius! Can’t wait to make it for thanksgiving 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Every recipe turns out so good, CJ! Trying this for thanksgiving instead of green bean casserole. Time to change it up.

  10. 5 stars
    Receipe is so good and simple and to the point! Cutting it to the core flavours. Kudos to the flavours and simplicity of the instructions!

  11. 5 stars
    I’ll definitely be bringing this to every thanksgiving I’m invited to this year! My aunt will LOVE these!

  12. 5 stars
    I’ve roasted so many other veges, but have never tried roasting beans! I’ve got the last ones growing still fresh in my garden. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  13. 5 stars
    I’ve cooked at least 5+ of your recipes and they’ve all turned out great! Thanks for re-creating Chinese dishes that I grew up eating and didn’t know how to make!

  14. This looks amazing, I am so going to make it for our family Thanksgiving dinner. We have some very picky eaters and I think this will git the spot with them.

  15. 5 stars
    I was looking for the perfect side dish for thanksgiving, and this is definitely it. Can’t wait to make this for my family and friends!